BOLD PD offerings - Central

BOLD PD Offerings - CENTRAL - Facilitated | Online | Quarterly  /  Short Course (10hrs) | Webinar (1hr)

Webinar

A 1-hour online presentation consisting of information sharing and discussion about improving BOLD teaching practices and use of learning technologies. Scheduled for the first Thursday of the month from 11:30am – 12:30pm and third Tuesday of the month from 1:30pm – 2:30pm, these are recorded for viewing at a later date, using Adobe Connect. A range of presenters will share their BOLD learning and teaching experiences, tips and tricks for enhancing teaching practices, and updates on using a range of technologies to enhance both learning and teaching.

BOLD short courses

A fully online, facilitated course of approximately 10 hours delivered over a 4-week period (ie: 2.5 hours per week). Offers opportunities for self-paced learning, online and virtual discussions and collaboration, and the development of an individual action plan for application to your learning and teaching practices.

Click each of the headings below for full details and registration, or download the BOLD Short Courses flyer (pdf, 117kb)

BOLD Short Course 1 – Learning in a BOLD environment

Offered:  February and June – to assist with course planning, design and development (Design Series)

Registration: Enrol here for the next intake

Topics include:

  • The blended and online tertiary learning environment – the theoretical frameworks and structures that support online and blended learning and teaching, components of an online learning environment and varying blended models
  • Behaviours of an online student – explore the assumptions of being a digital native and developing 'netiquette' resources to support positive online behaviours. Explore the success and challenges of students engaging in discussions online and constructing strategies for addressing and managing challenging online behaviours
  • Learning beyond the classroom – Integrating a range of opportunities for students to engage with learning beyond physical spaces. Consider an array of academic and industry expertise beyond that of the intellectual capacity of teaching staff and identify opportunities to expand learning opportunities beyond traditional means
  • Challenging L&T expectations – Challenge the traditional 'lecture/tutorial' headspace and the sometimes passive nature of students in these spaces. Consider resources to establish L&T expectations within an online space and appreciate the importance of providing a 'community' for learning.

BOLD Short Course 2 – Assessment in a BOLD environment

Offered: February and June – to assist with course planning, design and development (Design Series)

Registration: Enrol in to the next intake here

Topics include:

  • Fundamentals of online assessment practice – The key purposes of assessment within blended and online educational practices, critiquing current assessment practices and reflecting on the experiences that have created those views, and determining the foundational criteria require to underpin quality assessment practices to assist in developing quality assessment tasks.
  • Online tools to support assessment – Consider a range of assessment options available in Moodle to support assessment processes and other integrated online options available to support assessment processes
  • Providing students with online feedback – Explore the purpose of feedback in learning and the formats for providing feedback online

BOLD Short Course 3 – Designing for BOLD learning and teaching

Offered:  February and June – to assist with course planning, design and development (Design Series)

Registration: Enrol in the next intake here

Topics include:

  • Considerations in design – Appreciate online and blended environments that foster transformation of learning, not just duplication of face-to-face learning, determine equity of learning between multiple cohorts and develop realistic expectations for student and staff in your design
  • Designing your online learning space – Revisit the core purpose of your course and develop a road map (or storyboard) as a rationale of a design process to extending into reality.
  • Ideas for online learning – Planning online learning activities and consider the factors that contribute to high quality and meaningful online learning activities through collaboration to create a repository of online learning activities.
  • Tools to support online learning – Explore a range of activities available in Moodle and integrated online options available to support learning processes L&T expectations within an online space and appreciate the importance of providing a 'community' for learning

BOLD Short Course 4 – Teaching in a BOLD environment

Offered: April and September – to assist with course facilitation, monitoring and evaluation (Teaching Series)

Registration: Enrol in the next intake here

Topics include:

  • Creating inclusive online communities – Structures and processes to build online relationships and scaffold for inclusive community learning. Formulate quality teacher/student learning relationships and student/student learning relationships. Fostering social, cognitive and teacher presence
  • Facilitate quality learning and discussions – Identify challenges in online facilitation and explore two examples of online facilitation - flipped classroom and online discussions
  • Developing collaborative teaching teams – Formulate clear teaching team roles and responsibilities and develop effective communication strategies to maximise teaching. Identify complexities and variables in managing team teaching workflows and explore models of co-teaching in the blended or online environment

BOLD Short Course 5 – Monitoring BOLD engagement

Offered: April and September – to assist with course facilitation, monitoring and evaluation (Teaching Series)

Registration: Enrol in the next intake here

Topics include:

  • Monitoring engagement in online learning – Consider the importance, key points and avenues of monitoring online learning and engagement and investigate the tools available to support such.
  • Ongoing evaluation of BOLD learning design – Monitor your learning design as part of ongoing evaluation. Determine what and when your students are engaging with learning and adapt your learning design to accommodate your student learning needs
  • Maintaining online motivation – Monitor student engagement with embedded academic supports and explore strategies to ensure your students stay on track, get back on track and/or managing the mid semester slump

BOLD Short Course 6 – Reviewing and enhancing BOLD L&T practices

Offered: April and September – to assist with course facilitation, monitoring and evaluation (Teaching Series)

Registration: Enrol in the next intake here

Topics include:

  • Enhancing practice through review – Value the importance of the review process for the purpose of enhancing teaching practices. Explore the review of teaching practice through a self, peer, student and practice lens
  • Enhancing learning through review – Value the importance of the review process for the purpose of enhancing learning experiences. Explore the review of learning through a structure, resource and administration process lens and investigate the processes of obtaining formal and informal information, data and feedback on the learning experience
  • Sustainable resource use and practices – Explore how to develop sustainable resources, enable sustainable teaching practices, implement sustainable administration practices and formulate a plan for ongoing enhancements
  • Building a sustainable learning and teaching culture – Create a progressive BOLD learning and teaching culture, appreciate the value of students and experts as partners and formulate a plan for ongoing enhancement of staff and student BOLD skills

Complimenting these quarterly central webinars and short courses are the just-in-time, self-paced, online resources listed under BOLD PD offerings - Resources, and the faculty specific, on request workshops that you can have arranged for your staff listed under the BOLD PD offerings - School.